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and the united states senate would 46 honorary degrees from 15 states in the district of columbia. it now, following these most impressive academic achievements , the senators spent several years in the united states navy, ultimately serving as an intelligence prefer for admiral burke, chief of naval operations. i would say the navy and admiral burke chose the best person they could for that particular job. .. i was working full-time and attending indiana law school at night and that didn't leave much time for marcia in to enjoy the amenities of indianapolis. but frankly, they were very few to enjoy that particular time. it was then that her newly elect a mayor began a remarkable transformation of indianapolis into it now has become one of the most attract david livable cities in america. as mayor, dick lugar worked carefully with the indiana general assembly, then governor would come to extend the boundaries of the city and merge indianapolis and marion county to provide common essential service is more efficiently, a concept that called unit of. unit of wasn't without conversely because
because i had great men in the united states senate who helped me get started and mentored me and taught me how to be an effective senator. senator inouye was a group of those men who in the warmest, most generous, most helpful way welcomed me to the united states senate. he helped me get on the powerful appropriations committee. he was my teacher and mentor. he also had a wonderful way of communicating with all of us. and as each new class of senators, each new class of women senators arrived, he welcomed each and every one of us with the same warmth and generosity he showed to me. we have a saying among we the women of the senate is that men of quality stand up for we women fighting for inquality and daniel inouye was there ever step of the way. when we wanted equal pay for equal work he was. there when we wanted to be included in the protocols and establish an office of women's health, he was there, issue after issue. last year i had the wonderful honor of traveling to the middle east with senator inouye. it is an eagle that many of the women in the senate wear. we have a little colle
in a row -- in the united states senate we haven't passed a budget. we spent $3.5 trillion of american taxpayer money every single year and for three consecutive years we have not had a budget. and the majority leader and the chairman of the budget committee, others on the other side have said we passed a budget control act in august of 2011, and that sort of serves as our budget. frankly, mr. president, that isn't the case. the law requires us to pass a budget. we have a budget act enacted back in the 1970's that requires the congress on an annual basis to lay out a plan for how we're going to spend the american taxpayers' money. and the reason we ended up with a budget control act back in august of 2011 is because we failed to pass a budget earlier in the year. three consecutive years in the united states senate we've not passed a budget. that isn't to say that our colleagues on the other side of the capitol, the house of representatives, haven't acted responsibly. you may disagree with how they did it, but at least they did it. they passed a budget. and the senate, of course, has no
to being a distinguished united states senator, senator inouye was many things, pearl harbor survivor, father, grandfather, loving husband to his wife irene and as volunteer with the red cross, young daniel inouye tended to the aftermath of the attack on pearl harbor. and fellow japanese internment camps, he was one of many asian americans who petitioned the government, the right to serve their country in the military. the petition was successful and served heroically. in fact the story of senator inouye's military service has become the stuff of legend in the senate and throughout the country. in 2007, senator inouye and 21 of his fellow japanese americans, world war ii veterans awarded the medal of honor, our nation's highest honor for valor. in 1959 when -- he was elected a state's first full member of the house of representatives. three years later in 1962 was elected to the u.s. senate where he would serve for five decades, the second longest tenure in this chamber. i am honored to have served with senator inouye throughout my entire senate service. he and i often found ourselves
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in the united states senate myself, i hate to have to tell you, i really have to tell you that today was a day of shame in the senate and a day of personal betrayal. and i'll tell you why in tonight's rewrite. [ loud party sounds ] hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. but they have to use special care in keeping the denture clean. dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can multiply. polident is designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stain
, not members of the united states house of representatives, members of the united states senate, and the speaker of the united states house of representatives. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, the honorable john boehner. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the united states capitol. i want to say how much i appreciate you all be near. on behalf of my colleagues in the united states congress, i will ask that you all join me in a moment of silence in tribute to ambassador stevens and the united states personnel who were killed in libya at this morning. thank you. since the days of the american revolution, congress has commissioned gold medals as the highest expression of appreciation for distinguished achievements. the first recipient was general george washington in march of 1776. today, we will present a congressional gold medal to arnold palmer of the commonwealth of pennsylvania. those of you who participate in these events regularly may notice the stage is set up a little differently than usual. we thought it would be more fitting to do so on this side of the rotun
seeking peace, freedom, and economic prosperity. and the united states senate should and will be at the forefront of this advancement. may we seek each day from god our creator the wisdom and the will to do our best in the governance of our country. and may god continue to bless the united states of america. i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from indiana. mr. coats: thank you, mr. president. i rise today to honor the servicservice of senator richarr and to pay tribute to his legacy. i have served alongside senator lugar as the junior senator from indiana during my two tours of service here in the united states senate. all of us who seek public service want to make a difference, and most certainly senator lugar has done that. at an early age, dick lugar developed a passion for knowledge. a native of indianapolis, he was valedictorian at short ridge, high school. then and still a distinguished institution where knowledge is at the forefront of everything done in that school. one of our former members, ted stevens, is also a graduate of short ridge hi
a call at 1-866-55-press. we lost one united states senator yesterday. senator dan inouye from hawaii. we got a new united states senator, senator tim scott. he will be congressman now from south carolina. the first black in the united states senate and will be the only african-american in the united states senate. the first black from the south since 1901. that's the good news. bad news is he has every bit as tea party crazy as jim demint whose place he takes in the senate. we'll bring you more about that and a whole lot more but first here's the latest, today's current news update, lisa ferguson's got it out in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. president obama has another light day on his schedule today. just an afternoon meeting with defense secretary leon panetta. that's after a new fiscal cliff offer is now on the table showing he and speaker boehner could be closer to reaching a deal. the two met at the white house for about 45 minutes yesterday. last night preside
of the united states senate need to act as it relates to the safety of our children. mr. president, i would now ask if i could -- i will be speaking on the supplemental appropriations, that that would appear separate in the record. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. cardin: i know we have pending the supplemental appropriation bill and i would urge my colleagues to act on this as quickly as we can. sandy was a devastating storm. eight million people without power, over 100 deaths, including seven in the state of maryland. maryland was hit hard, not as hard as new jersey or new york, and our prayers go out to all the communities that have been affected. but maryland was hit pretty hard. we had sustained winds for hour after hour after hour after hour. we had rainfall records -- nine inches. we had storm surges of seven-feet waves. we had flooding on the eastern shore of maryland. we had a storm in the western part of our state that dumped -- dropped 30 inches of wet snow. so we suffered from the -- the flooding on the eastern shore and the storms in western maryland. many of the commu
senator, i suspect so many americans have never seen a united states senator of japanese ancestry with one arm and a distinguished voice and presence, and you've made an indelible impression on the american people. that was 1973. that was a long time ago. and since then, dan inouye made an indelible impression on a great many people around the world, and especially on the 100 of us who serve here. he commanded our respect in a remarkable way. part of it was because of his service in the war. he and bob dole, our former colleague, literally were wounded at about the same time in europe and were in the same hospital recovering from tremendously serious wounds. senator inouye, of course, later was awarded the congressional medal of honor for that. senator pryor was telling the story that when senator inouye was finally elected to congress he wrote senator dole a note and said, "i'm here. where are you?" because both of them, when they were recovering from their war wounds, had determined that one day they wanted to serve in the united states congress. inouye got here first. a few yea
of state who claims accountability and responsibility for this and not come before the united states senate in an open, formal hearing. so i expect that to happen. candidly, i have no desire whatsoever to take up another secretary of state's hearing without that having happened first, so my sense is -- >> is it a little awkward that the next secretary of state is likely to be your colleague, the chairman of your panel who's been chairing these sessions, john kerry? >> i shared that with him today, and i think he got the message. i'd already shared that earlier this week when the two officials, the undersecretaries, called to say they were going to be testifying instead. i made it clear to them that that's fine, but that's not fully acceptable. in other words, there has to be another round. the fact that arb just came out today, andrea, there's a lot in it. the hearings tomorrow, i think there's going to need to be a follow-up hearing anyway. that's a time when secretary clinton, hopefully, will come in. she's indicated a desire to do that. i think it's incredibly important for our nation th
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alka-seltzer on facebook. >>> the united states senate became a much saner place today and the heritage foundation became a more reputable place after jim demint announced that he was quitting the senate to run the heritage foundation. >> the idea of going to the heritage foundation which is the premier think tank in the country, this is a dream job for me. and it is critically important. i don't think republicans will win another national election unless conservatives convince the united states that it will work. >> oh, yeah, he is going to be in that powerful position currently held by -- um, let me no, i got it. no, um, okay. well, the current head of the heritage foundation, i'm sure, no, it is a powerful position so i must, okay no. like everyone in america that doesn't work there. i have no idea i have no idea who the current head is. but i know there has never been a member of the uts senate who is less powerful than the head of the foundation. what is behind the lie that he just told about leaving the senate for the more powerful job of running the foundation? the washington pos
right got loose in the united states senate. it seems to have freaked out even some of the republican party. and that story is next. >>> we will rise. >> today's protest took place this morning. the american public transit association is holding their annual convention. >> i don't care if you're in a wheelchair. you don't run into me. >> they were seeking a man day-to-day for all cities with a public transit system to install wheelchair access. the association opposes this plan. >> they insisted on taking the train or the bus even when the law said they had no such right. except for their bravery that led them to take that stand, they were just regular people. jack warren, who was hauled by police off a city bus on may 19th, 1986. he was hauled off that bus and arrested for the crime of insisting that he should be allowed to ride with everybody else. even though he had a disability and even though he had mobility issues. he was part of a group called "adapt." they were founded in denver in 1983. they are active in cities across the u.s. back then and still now in some cities this foot
is playing out in technicolor with demint blowing the united states senate to become the ceo of the conservative movement and firing a warning shot at boehner in the process. joining me are michael steele, former rnc chair, now one of us, and joy reid, managing editor of thegrio.com. she's also one of us. thank you, gentleman and lady. i want you to look at something. this is what happens when you go near what i call the misery index, the rush limbaugh show. yesterday jim demint, still the united states senator from south carolina, and the outgoing heritage president ed fuelner went on rush, the misery index, and yuck-yucked about john boehner. they made fun of the speaker. let's listen. >> well, i think it's safe to say boehner is not forcing either of you guys out, right? >> that's pretty true. >> it might work a little bit the other way, rush. >> what do you make of that? it might work a little bit the other way. here is an outgoing united states senator not being very outgoing about the speaker of the house saying he might lose his job because demint is going to the herit
of the united states senate, the hon. mitch mcconnell. [applause] >> over the years, we recognized many remarkable men and women in this place of honor. all of them extraordinary. it would be foolish to make comparisons among them. for me at least, today's ceremony was particularly meaningful. i first came to know the woman we honor today two decades ago. and told the story of her struggle. and to make that cause -- it was impossible not to be moved by her quiet resolve, her hidden, luminous heroism and it is impossible today all these years later not to be moved by the fatah that this most unlikely of revolutionaries may yet witness the deepest longings of her heart. representative, democratic system in which the people of burma are able to fully enjoy their god-given rights. it is in this hope that we stand today with the people of burma and with aung san suu kyi knowing that whatever the future holds, she will fight unflinchingly to the end. in this place surrounded by the statues of our own national heroes and equality, we draw inspiration from this courageous woman from a distant l
in the united states senate as referenced by "congressional quarterly" and i was named as the least partisan senator in the united states senate by washingtonian magazine. it was the independent and bipartisan approach that provided me with an opportunity to stand with the president at the white house on three separate occasions in the past two years to see bills that i had either sponsored or played a key role in securing their passage into law. i was honored to work with many of my colleagues that are here today and many who are listening on both sides of the aisle on legislation that was signed into law to move our country forward including the stock act to ban insider trading by members of congress. madam president, you played a key role in that as well. the hire a hero veterans bill to help our veterans fighting for jobs actually have opportunities to be hired by employers who are looking for those heroes. the crowdfunding legislation which will help young entrepreneurs get access to new capital and create jobs, something i hope the s.e.c. will immediately come up with a rule so these p
on complicated formulation issues. we will very much missed senator lugar's voice in the united states senate, and also his hal, better half, charlotte, who i bt think we all know is a bright w ceite. senator, it has been an honor and privilege to serve with you, and i know that your voice will continue to be heard on important issues of the day.o i think you for your service to, our country and to your state, and thank you for being a good friend to me. mr. president, we have this long tradition in the senate by alert senators giving farewell remarks and i would like to alert that a my remarks will be especially long. becau you may want to have lunch and then come back. [laughter] i don't consider this my final speech because i'm hopeful that we farm bill. on hopefully we can reach agreement on averting the fiscal cliff. because that is important to thh country.nd this is my farewell remarks. observations on 26 years of service here. it has been an incredible experience. the first thing i want to do is say thank youto you the you. h thank you to the people of north dakota are having confiden
problem and it continues to sit in the united states senate. we don't have a senate bill. we do have a house bill that sits in the senate that extended tax rates for all americans, and we've been waiting since august the 1st for the senate to act. if the senate wants to act on that bill we'll certainly take a look eight. >> what is the path forward? are you going to be speaking to the president, are there negotiations forward? what are we going to do now? >> i'm interested in solving the major problems that face our country and that means house leaders, senate leaders and the president are going to continue to have to work together to address those concerns. >> in the budget control act there is a provision where after the sequester on january 2nd that both bodies can privilege up a privileged resolution to shut offer the sequester. it has to be ordered. considering the dire nature of these circumstances, is that an option at this point and have you given consideration to that? >> i have not given consideration to it. we have a spending problem. and we have to address it. and we are
, but to serve the country for 24 years in the united states senate. two years ago, on the day he announced his retirement from the senate, joe lieberman described his rise from a cold water flat to congress as follows -- quote -- "my four grandparents came to america seeking freedom, and they found it. they came to america hoping for opportunities, and they got them. but even they could not have been "-- i'm sorry. "but even they could not have dreamed that their grandson would end up as a united states senator." joe was always a natural-born leader. he was president of his high school graduating class. he got undergraduate degrees and a law degree from yale, one of the most prestigious universities in the world. and he was chairman of the yale daily news while he was there. and he was really a civil rights activist early on as a young, young man. he was inspired, as many of us were, by the words of john kennedy. joe won a seat in the connecticut state senate where he served for ten years, including six as the majority leader of the connecticut state legislature. after returning to private pra
for -- the interest of the united states. he fought for it in the senate. he fought for it afterwards. he did so with the same push and shove as his political hero, theodore roosevelt. he spent the last three years of his life trying to rescue the united states from the threats emanating from a divided middle east, from the country's negligence about national security, and from the self- destructive synergy of chronic deficits and delusional economics. that is a sketch of a great patriot and a great friend, too. i will yield to others who are going to fill in that the sketch, beginning with warren's close friend, the majority leader of the united states senate, senator reid. [applause] >> we just made a deal. [laughter] the vice president and i were going to meet in the morning, but we will be in session tomorrow having votes. i also apologize. we have a bill that warren rudman was well aware of. the defense authorization bill is on the floor. i may have to excuse myself and go back and leave and try to work that out. we have given john mccain a little bit of time off from the floor tonight. i w
, the united states of america, influenced every part of his life and set him apart even in the senate. he was a fierce advocate and senior member of several committees and the way he conducted himself commanded respect from all who he worked with. his legacy is not only loving family that he leaves behind, it can be seen in every mile of every road, every nature preserve, every facility that makes hawaii a safer place. he fulfilled his dream of creating a better hawaii. he gave us access to the resources and facilities of the mainland states that he took for granted. tomorrow will be the first day since the allied became a state in 1959 that daniel inouye will not be representing us in congress. every child born in hawaii will learn of daniel inouye, a man who changed islands forever. i join all the people of hawaii tonight in praying for his wife, irene, is son, his daughter-in-law and stepdaughter jennifer. and his granddaughter maggie that really tickled his life, whenever i had a chance to chat with him we talked about maggie. and they brought so much delay in his life and carries his
senate, the attorney general of the state of connecticut, elected to the united states senate four times, a vice-presidential nominee in the year 2000, a candidate for president, and i should probably add nearly a nominee for vice president again. that he managed to achieve such prominence while being the least partisan politician i know is a credit to his character and to the exemplary quality of his public service and to the public's too often frustrated desire for leaders who seek office to do something, not just to be someone. he has been a tireless advocate for the rights of the oppressed, the misfortuneate, the disenfranchised. tireless, too, in his concern for the security of the united states, for the strength of our alliances, the excellence of our armed forces and the general progress of our values. he came here to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with his god. it's hard to find anyone here who doesn't like and admire joe. he's impossible to dislike, even if you only know him a little. most of his detractors seem to be people who don't know him and who tend to view
united states senator elect. a little more than a week ago daniel inouye passed away outside of washington at the age of 88. his passing immediately kicked off a process to replace him in hawaii, and it is a process that's kind of unique to hawaii. hawaii's governor neil abercrombie was provided with a list of three potential replacements for senator inouye. the three they put together included the state's current lieutenant governor. the governor got to choose among those thee and tonight he announced his decision. >> i have informed the leadership of the united states senate with senator reid, the majority of the united states senate brian schatz will be the next senator from hawaii. >> brian schatz, governor abercrombie chose his own lieutenant governor to be the state's next senator. he's a former chairman of the presidential party. this appointment is not without controversy. senator daniel inouye's last request is that he be replaced by colleen hannabussa. tonight the senator's office releases this statement. he conveyed his final wish to senator abercrombie. we're disa
with distinction. he enjoyed a long and productive career and his presence in the united states senate will be missed. i offer congratulations to senator akaka on his dedicated military and public service and wish him and millie happiness in their retirement. mr. mcconnell: mr. president? the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: with the fiscal cliff fast approaching, i feel the need to point out something this morning that's perfectly obvious to most americans but which democrats in washington still don't seem to grasp. i'm referring to the fact that any solution to our spending and debt problem has to involve cuts to out-of-control washington spending. i know that might sound obvious to most people but for all the president's talk about the need for a balanced approach, the truth is he and his democratic allies simply refused to be pinned down on any spending cuts. americans overwhelmingly support some level of cuts to government spending as part of a plan to cut the federal deficit. yet, the president will not commit to it. he refuses to lead on the issue. the pr
of the united states senate as envisioned by our founding fathers. i also want to point out, i think that senator rudman -- senator levin described very well bringing up legislation and all of that with the hand out here. but i also want to point out that the practices of the senate have been abused. senators now can call from their home state and stop progress on the floor of the senate. that cannot happen anymore. that cannot happen. if a senator was to block legislation, he or she should go to the floor of the senate and be there for that objection. and if there is no one on the floor to object and the senate is in session, the president of the senate should say, i move the bill. call for a vote. that is the way the senate is supposed to function. and it is not any more. so, we are not only proposing this standing order, which brings about two different options that the majority leader, in agreement with the minority leader, could implement, but we are also destroying the practices of the -- also restoring the practices of the senate that are the rules of the senate -- restoring t
for one for thing. dana is kicking it off. >> dana: one of the great senator of the united states, senator joe lieberman of connecticut gavet speech as a senator on saturday. take a listen to this. >> mr. president, my fourth and final term as the united states senator will soon come to an end. as i reflect on that reality, i am of course filled with many emotions. but the one that i feel most is gratitude. i leave this chamber as full of faith and the dream called america. as when i stood here near a quarter century ago to take the oath of office for the first time. thank you, all. i have a lot to be grateful for. >> dana: he is a very honorable man. wonderful united states senator. i think he will go down well in history and exciting to see what he does next. thank, senator lieberman for all you did. >> eric: thank you, sir, as well. andrea, you're up. >> andrea: the other day i was in my kitchen and watching a movie while i'm cooking and it goes to commercial break and the commercial was so loud i jumped. but guess what? starting today. no more. congress has done something positive with
serving as the first woman to serve the great state of texas in the united states snavmen senate. kay has always been a pioneer of sorts. and as the father of two daughters, that means a lot to me. i'm used to being surrounded at home by strong, intelligent women, but serving with kay, i've also been a partner with a strong, intelligent texas woman and, of course, kay has been a role model for so many young women, not just in texas but throughout the united states. i'm honored to be your colleague, and aim proud to be your -- and i'm proud to be your friend. cakekay, you leave behind a tremendous legacy of which you and ray and your children can be proud, a legacy that can long be celebrated by texans, from amarillo to brownsville. everyone in this chamber will miss her. i know i speak for all of my colleagues when i michigan wish kay bailey -- when i wish kay billy hutchison the i have best in the next exciting chapter of her life. i join with my colleagues in saying to you, via condios. mr. hatch: mr. president, i want to join in thanking kay for her great service here in the united sta
of the united states senate. we don't even know what the united states senators stand for in terms of the budget debate. the same thing on taxes. the house actually passed a lot of people don't know that earlier this year the house passed a bill to extend all of the bush era tax cuts for another year until resolve the issue. the senate again didn't act on that. the grave yard of the items are the united states senate. the other thing interesting harry reid said the president has his door open to any negotiating in any kind of deal that the republicans may offer. they put revenues on the table which a lot of conservatives weren't happy with. now, talking about raising tax rates and the president still has not to this day, five or six weeks after election he has still not, laura, put a inning single major item on the table. that is the problem. >> laura: you can respond to stephen. true that john boehner didn't help with the plan bfiasco. stephen is right, isn't he not about harry reid, the idea that he is leading is farcicle. >> they did pass legislation to ensure that taxes wouldn't go up on any
if at this point the united states senate cannot do what it's designed to do and that is to build consensus but secondly that the overall congress failed miserably in the final days to prevent a tax increase on middle income america and again could create some unforeseen consequences by virtue of the reactions that could occur not only in our own markets but global markets because we cannot get together and solve the problems for this country. >> senator, let me broaden that out a little bit. you are leaving the senate, you only have a couple days left actually, and your last vote well be on what has been an incredibly contentious but important issue. we are talking about tax hikes for anyone that basically gets a paycheck. if it is this difficult to dos this on something everybody says we can't raise taxes on the middle class, everybody says that, republicans and democrats, this difficult to come to an agreement what does that say about the future of immigration reform? what does that say about the future of anything that might be done about increased violence in schools or elsewhere? what
to legislation that was turned down by the united states senate in may of this year which would hurt children and middle class families and increase the taxes by $1,000 giving $50,000 plus cuts to those making more than a million dollars. he is ridiculous and he's gone over the edge. >> and if that is the case, that he has gone over the edge, will the rest of us then go with him? >> well, we're still there negotiating. the president wants to negotiate. the president doesn't want to go off the cliff because, you know, if we don't go off the cliff, it will help the confidence in the economy, the markets will respond. so what are we gaining by this standoff? we are right back where we were last may. >> yes. >> mr. boehner forgot to look at the results of this election. i am i'm sorry but that's where we're at and conservative economists say that. liberal economists say that and americans are saying that and we should do this and call up mr. boehner and tell him what we think about these things. it is not worth selling out the middle class, mr. boehner. it is not. >> thank you, so much, sir. i ap
tells mike lee all on the demint list. while 15 won primaries just seven are united states senators today. many party leaders, in fact, blame demint for high-profile senate losses in indiana, delaware, colorado and nevada and in a statement made yesterday minority leader mitch mcconnell said this. i thank senator demint for his uncompromising service to south carolina and our country in the united states senate. service. he probably wishes he was a little less compromising. that's how you can tell the ones secretly happy he was leaving. you heard phraseology like that. demint leaves the senate a month after conservatives were set back by obama's re-election. demint's 2010 network was $65,000. heritage current president made over $1 million in 2010. it's also a powerful statement about where demint believes he can have the most influence as a movement conservative. outside elected office. >> i think i'm in a more pow powerful position than a single united states senator. i am looking for a place where i can make more of a difference. >> demint summed up his frustration the last time
that senate run. and to watch her now get on the banking committee, walk into the united states senate. she's a fighter for the middle class. she's proven herself, she set up the consumer protection bureau. she's going to bring what is exactly needed in the united states senate to bring this country forward and i couldn't be happier about what she's going to bring to the united states senate. >> now, ryan, the banking industry, one reaction from richard hunt, consumer banking association, president and ceo, he says i welcome her to be inside the tent rather than outside the tent, throwing bombs. what kind of sulbtle message is that? >> well, they think they're going to be able to co-op her. i think the best chance to stymie her is she's outnumbered. you have enough bank-friendly republicans to block her. she could have a lot of pow other this committee. she can grill regulators when she come in and they know that. every day a regulator goes to work and they're writing rules and enforcing them, they know a couple months from now, i could be on youtube making a fool -- >> being confronted by
president. i rise today with an infinite appreciation for the institution of the united states senate as well as a profound sense of gratitude, as i prepare to conclude my 18 years in the senate and my nearly 40 years in elective office on behalf of the people of maine. madam president, it's been difficult to envision this day when i would be saying farewell to the senate. just as it was impossible to imagine i would one day become a united states senator, as i was growing up in maine. but such is the miracle of america, that a young girl of a greek immigrant and first-generation american who was orphaned at the age of nine could in time be elected to serve in the greatest deliberative body the woul worls ever known and become the third-longest-serving woman in the history of the united states congress. and so in contemplating how to begin my remarks today, i was reminded of the words of the renowned american poet and son of new england, ralph waldo emerson, who said "cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes you to and to give thanks continuously and becau
. these are the official forwarded to the president of the united states senate, the archivist of the united states, and united states district court, certifying that you have fulfilled your duties in electing the president and vice president at this electoral college. be sure to sign all six copies. electors will now sign these certificates of votes according to the secretary's instructions. motion that they may be delivered into the keeping of the secretary of state, who will distribute them as required by law. is there a motion? >> i move that the signed certificates be delivered to the secretary for distribution as required by law. >> the motion has been offered. is there a second? >> all in favor signify by saying aye. opposed? the motion carries, and the secretary of state, who will deliver them by law. i would like to thank everyone for participating in this augusti would ask that the closing benediction be delivered. reverend? >> please stand. the lord bless you and keep you, the lord make his face shine one of you with favor, with god's peace. >> i move this meeting of the adjourned. >> is
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the advice and consent of the senate, no change could possibly impact the united states. mr. inhofe: but i would also say that the bureaucrats who would be running the program would have points of clarification, where it is otherwise vague. and i think that could happen. and the point i'm making here is, we don't really need to do that when we have our own here. i understand that there is a difference of opinion on this and there is a lot of emotions. i saw this thi this morning's "l call" magazine, all the people lined up with the distinguished senator from massachusetts. and it doesn't say anything in the article, but it certainly attacks the emotions or atracts the emotions of individuals. so, yes, i am not satisfied that they would be not interfere with -- through their clarification -- and through their clarification could change the intent. even if they don't, we have taken care of our problem here. mr. kerry: but, mr. president, it is important in this kind of debate as we make a judgment as senators that we base our judgment on facts and on the reality. the senator has suggested th
. the reason john mccain was saying that publicly this week is because this week the united states senate had been considering a treaty modelled on the act to persuade other countries to do what we have done. to treat our law like the gold standard for all countries, to which all countries should aspire. it's kind of flattering. our civil rights advance, one that was hard fought, but one. so far this treaty has been signed by 154 countries including the u.s. it's been ratified by 126 nations, not including the u.s. president obama, in other words, signed it a couple years ago, but it's not been ratified by the united states senate. to be clear, this treaty would not require anything from us at all. we already have disability rights. it just pushes other countries to do what we have done e. we would commit on an international level to what we already believe in here. ratifying that treaty would help us lead the rest of the world to catch up to that historic leap that we took as a country when president bush signed that legislation. with the exception of a black helicopter conspiracy theory on
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